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SINGAPORE, Aug. 16, 2010 — Jesse Glenn of Northridge, Calif., advanced to the event finals for still rings at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore on Aug. 21. He also is the second reserve gymnast for the men’s all-around. The USA also sent athletes in rhythmic gymnastics and men’s and women’s trampoline.
Glenn, who trains at SCATS, placed seventh in the still rings to advance to the event finals. He was 20th in the all-around standings and is the second reserve athlete. He missed making the all-around finals by just four-tenths of a point.
The U.S. Olympic Committee sent a team of nearly 80 athletes to the 2010 Youth Olympic Games, which began with the Opening Ceremony on August 14. The USA entered four athletes in gymnastics, one for each of four disciplines: men’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and men’s and women’s trampoline.
The Youth Olympic Games is an international multi-sport event of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that will bring together 3,600 athletes (between the ages of 14 and 18) from all 205 National Olympic Committees and competing in the 26 sports of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games run from Aug. 14-26 and feature a cultural and education program, with the goal of increasing participants’ awareness of the Olympic values and topics, such as healthy lifestyles and the fight against doping.
For more information on the Youth Olympic Games, visit www.olympic.org/youtholympicgames